Xuesen Dong

Assistant Professor
Degrees / Designations 


604-875-4111 ext 63020
Mailing Address 
2660 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3Z6


Academic Appointment 
Associate Professor
Body Locations and Systems 
Kidneys and Urinary System
Other Areas of Research 

Dr. Dong received medical training from China before moving to Canada. He completed an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Laval University, Quebec and a PhD in Physiology at the University of Toronto. He received post-doctoral training from the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto and from the Vancouver Prostate Centre. He is a recipient of several scholarships for his doctoral and post-doctoral training.

Current Projects 

The primary focus of Dr. Dong’s research is to understand how steroid receptors regulate gene expression and apply this knowledge to treating patients with prostate cancer and premature labour.